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Silver Division Day 1 Wayata-Breck-BSM-CDH win

12/31/2008, 9:09am CST
By Staff Reports

CDH cruises, Duluth upset, BSM stretched, and Wayata impressive in first round

Cretin Derham Hall 10  Champlin Park  3

The opening game of the Silver Division featured the Cretin Derham Hall Raiders and the Champlin Park Rebels.  The Raiders left little doubt in their goal scoring ability Monday as they scored 10 times on 37 shots en-route to the 10-3 victory.

Andy Read opened the scoring at 2:30 if the first period as he and his team never looked back.  Riley Dombeck scored an unassisted goal that deflected in off a Rebel player past goalie Nate Carlson for the 2-0 lead at 6:52 if the first. Tony Barbato rounded out the first period on a nifty play from the corner as Jesse Perron fed him for the one timer in the slot.

The Raiders scored 4 more in the second period and took a commanding 7-0 lead to the locker room as the atmosphere in Aldrich Arena was very exhibition like.  The Rebels responded with a pair of goals to open the third period as Aaron Perry blasted two shots from similar locations past Raider goalie Ben Walsh in a three minute span. Dave Mylrea set up both goals.  The Rebels (2-5-0) never quit as was evidenced by their hard work to the final buzzer.

It was three unanswered by the Raiders and a Micheal Woods goal for the Rebles to close out the third period for the final margin of 10-3.  For the game it was Ben McClellan leading the way for the Raiders with 2 goals and 2 assists.  Mark Alt (1g-2a), Mychal Bangs (2g-1a), Barbato (2g-1a), and Rudy Pitera (2a) led the way for the Raiders who were workman like and efficient all game long.

The victory sets up a semi-final game for Cretin Derham-Hall against either the Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights or the Burnsville Blaze Tuesday night at Aldrich Arena.The opening game of the Silver Division featured the Cretin Derham Hall Raiders and the Champlin Park Rebels.  The Raiders left little doubt in their goal scoring ability Monday as they scored 10 times on 37 shots en-route to the 10-3 victory.

Andy Read opened the scoring at 2:30 if the first period as he and his team never looked back.  Riley Dombeck scored an unassisted goal that deflected in off a Rebel player past goalie Nate Carlson for the 2-0 lead at 6:52 if the first. Tony Barbato rounded out the first period on a nifty play from the corner as Jesse Perron fed him for the one timer in the slot.

The Raiders scored 4 more in the second period and took a commanding 7-0 lead to the locker room as the atmosphere in Aldrich Arena was very exhibition like.  The Rebels responded with a pair of goals to open the third period as Aaron Perry blasted two shots from similar locations past Raider goalie Ben Walsh in a three minute span. Dave Mylrea set up both goals.  The Rebels (2-5-0) never quit as was evidenced by their hard work to the final buzzer.

It was three unanswered by the Raiders and a Micheal Woods goal for the Rebles to close out the third period for the final margin of 10-3.  For the game it was Ben McClellan leading the way for the Raiders with 2 goals and 2 assists.  Mark Alt (1g-2a), Mychal Bangs (2g-1a), Barbato (2g-1a), and Rudy Pitera (2a) led the way for the Raiders who were workman like and efficient all game long.

The victory sets up a semi-final game for Cretin Derham-Hall against either the Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights or the Burnsville Blaze Tuesday night at Aldrich Arena.

Benilde St. Margaret's  5  Burnsville 4  (ot)

Game two of the Schwan Cup Silver division was defined as a game with ebbs and flows. The Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knight got away with one as the snuck by the Burnsville Blaze by a score of 4-3 in overtime.

 

“We got out worked the first two periods,” BSM coach Ken Pauly said after the game. He felt as though is team was fortunate to win and went on to say, “We need to be a little less pretty and a little more gritty.”

 

With the Blaze trailing 2-1, special teams were the main feature of the night as the Blaze Adam Smyth scored a power play goal to tie the game at 2. Zack King went to work as he scored his first of two on a shorthanded effort. Sean Madican fed King a long pass through the neutral zone. King walked in on the breakaway and beat BSM goalie Jacob Meyers with a shot high to the glove and the 3-2 lead.

 

Less than a minute later King scored on a shot from the high slot to beat Meyers low to the stick side giving his club a 4-2 lead at the end of the second period. The Blaze waltzed to the locker room with a swagger and the Red Knights worked their way to the room with their heads down after 2 periods.

 

The period that mattered, the third, featured the Red Knights taking over the game. They simplified their game and pulled out the lunch pail. Will Nelson scored his first of two off a pass in the crease area. He muscled the puck past goalie Aaron Schlink.3:08 of the third period.

 

Ten minute later, with 3:19 showing on the clock, Nelson scored again on the power play as Brett Patterson and Pat Borer set him up. It was fitting that he scored the game tying goal as he is a plugger and a workman like player.

 

As the game went to overtime, the Blaze were content on utilizing their speed and passing game to the open areas of ice. A turnover on the stick of freshman Christian Horn resulted in a breakaway and beautiful move to the backhand. He deposited it over the sprawled Schlink for the game winning goal.

 

As Pauly reflected after the game he said, “This game should have been a loss but good teams find a way to win.” His team is emerging as more than a good team.

Breck  4  Duluth East  2

Monday at the Scwhan Cup turned into the upset special as #3 ranked Centennial fell to the White Bear Lake Bears 6-5 in their quarterfinal. The #1 ranked Hill Murray Pioneers fell to the Minnetonka Skippers 3-1 and it was only fitting that the #2 ranked Duluth East Greyhounds would be susceptible to an upset as well.

 

Would it be possible that the 3-2-0 Breck Mustangs could knock off the Hounds in Silver Division action? This is the same Mustang team that lost 7-2 to St. Thomas Academy. While it is fair to point that out, it is the same team that hammered Class A power Marshall School, Duluth 5-1. It was not far fetched to consider. They were coming off a 7-0 win over the St. Louis Park Orioles and the Hounds did not have stud defenseman Derek Forbort in the linuep either as he was off collecting four points for the U.S. U-17 team at the World Challenge in

Victoria B.C.

 

This is a Hounds team that posted 5 shutouts in 7 games and are as balanced as any team. They ran into a Breck team that was unimpressed as they skated stride for stride with Duluth East. Breck struck first as Cameron Born scored on a rebound off East goalie Matt Cooper at 9:18 of the first period. One minute and six seconds later, it was Max Tardy to tie the game on the power play for the Hounds.

 

The Hounds never led in the game and never panicked as is custom with their squad. Defenseman Michael Mooney put his Breck team up 2-1 on the power play at 3:26 of the second period. Tardy scored his second of the game at 8:16 on the power play as he slipped a shot on the ice from the slot under Breck goalie John Russell to tie it at two heading into the second intermission.

 

Mike Morin scored the game winner with 3:27 left to shock Aldrich Arena and the high school hockey world. After Tyson Fulton's empty net goal and Russell's 38 saves, the Mustangs had plenty to be pleased about as they played a solid game.

 

Even though they were out shot 40-14, the Mustangs stayed true to their game as they skated and generated chances through relentless puck pursuit. The Hounds played well enough to win, they just didn't finish as Russell made several tough saves, especially down the stretch as he took away glorious chance sliding to the right post to deny The Hounds. The oss gives the Hounds a 6-1-1 record and the win improved the Mustangs record to 4-2-0.

Wayzata  7  Brainerd/Pillager/Pierz  1

The nightcap of the Silver Division featured the surging Wayzata Trojans and the Brainerd/Pillager/Pierz Warriors. The Trojans entered riding the crest of a three game winning streak. They extended it to four straight as they defeated the Warriors 7-1. It was a sound victory as the Trojans, a physically strong skating team, were impressive in all aspects of the game.

 

Matt Straate tallied a hat trick and added two assists for breakout five point night. Kevin Blackley was a +5 and added a goal and assist to the ledger for the Trojans who out-shot the Warriors 40-10 on the game.

 

Bren Smith scored the lone Warrior goal and goalie Reid Mimmack started the game and gave way to Lee Fiebiger relieved in the third period. Fiebiger was outstanding in turning aside 16 of 17 saves in the third period to keep it close. The Trojans were 2-7 on the power play while the Warriors were 1-4 with the man advantage

 

The Trojans will look to make it five in a row as they face the surprising Breck Mustangs in the second semi-finals Tuesday at Aldrich Arena.

 

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